Beautiful restored 2002 turbo
About 65,600 kms (40,760 miles)
The E20 BMW 2002 turbo emerged onto the UK market as Europe’s first turbo-charged production car. With its unapologetically sporty character – dogleg gearbox, boost gauge and shouty decals – there was literally nothing like it back then on UK roads, with the turbo technology coming straight from BMW’s success on the racetrack. Although it doesn’t officially carry an ‘M’ badge, the 2002 turbo was effectively BMW Motorsport’s first outing (although some might argue it was in fact the earlier 3.0CSL), and it was certainly the first time the soon-to-be BMW M team took a road car – the 2002tii – and breathed on it, just for the hell of it (as opposed for homologation purposes). Only 1672 of these amazing machines were made by BMW worldwide – all in LHD – before the OPEC oil crisis, and the attendant world-wide recession effectively put paid to BMWs ambitions. Production was halted prematurely, and we’re left with a hugely reduced number of the original 1660 production models – according to howmanyareleft.co.uk there are only 9 licensed for road use in the UK with a further possible 10 on SORN.
This particular 2002 turbo has come to the UK from Holland (the Dutch registration documents are in the history file), where it last lived prior to being bought to the UK by a collector. The car has apparently been subject to a ground up restoration between 2015 and 2019 and our workshop team’s inspection certainly reports that this particular car is in lovely condition, with very little needed to bring the car into ‘excellent’ condition. It’s likely that the mileage reading of 65600 shown on the odometer is genuine – but it must be noted that all 2002 odometers only have 5 digits, so its not possible to say with absolute certainty. The interior is absolutely lovely – which is usually one of the weak points of 02s with no cracking or missing trim. Mechanically the car is very sound. This particular 2002 turbo sits on highly desirable Campagnolo rims, to finish the car’s look perfectly.
Decent ’02 turbos are becoming next to non-existent in the UK, so viewing is highly recommended. Please contact our showroom team on +44 1825 7405456 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a viewing or for further info